Elvis Crespo at the 2014 Fiestas Patronales de Peñuelas, Puerto Rico
If you feel like doing something different the weekend of October the 30th, pack your bags and come to Puerto Rico. The South of the island is already rumbling in preparation for the 2014 Fiestas Patronales de Peñuelas. They have invited 4 performers that have won 10 Grammy Awards in the past years, among them, Elvis Crespo.
Elvis Crespo – This merengue superstar is a winner of the Best Merengue Performance Grammy award in 1999 and and Best Merengue Latin Grammy Award in 2015. His sticky song Suavemente became a sensation in the late 90s. It was the only Spanish song chosen by the astronauts in the 2006 Discovery space mission. His talent and charisma has kept driving crazy his fans decade after decade.
Peñuelas is a small town located in the South of Puerto Rico and is bordered by Ponce, Adjuntas, Guayanilla, and the Caribbean Sea. It is known as the “Flamboyant Valley” due to the abundance of beautiful trees with red flowers called “flamboyanes”. The view of these trees by the side of roads in the countryside is spectacular and the best time to watch them is Summer.
The Fiesta’s Program of Activities
The artists marked in red are Latin Grammy Winners.
Thursday, October 30
8:00 p.m Grupo Esencia
9:30 p.m. Los Rufianes
11:00 p.m. Milly Quezada
Friday, October 31, 2014
8:30 p.m. Barreto y su Plena
10:00 p.m. Rucco Gandía de Radio Pirata y Tito Auger de Fiel a la VEga
11:30 p.m. Sie7e
Saturday, November 1st, 2014
8:30 p.m. Hermanos Sanabria
10:00 p.m. Kany García
11:30 p.m. Elvis Crespo
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
3:00 p.m. Talleres de Arte Alas Amarillas, Pasos Peñolanos
6:00 p.m. Banda de Concierto de Puerto Rico, with guiro musicians from Peñuelas
7:30 p.m. Grupo Karis
9:30 p.m. Joseph Fonseca
Puerto RIco is a great place to be, especially during this halloween weekend. Where else can you find Elvis, singing in a small entourage, a few feet from you… and for free???